Restaurant Reviews

Ormeggio: Restaurant review

Ormeggio

Address

d’Albora Marinas
The Spit
Mosman, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Thu-Sun noon-3pm
dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm

Prices

4 courses $125
6 courses $145

REVIEW

The long stretch of Military Road leads to many places: The Orpheum, Taronga Zoo, and, via the Spit Bridge - Italy. At Ormeggio, tucked behind a boat-sales floor at D'Albora Marinas, Alessandro Pavoni pays tribute to his homeland in a clever "Trip" menu highlighting the regions. Never mind the water views: the kick-off snacks alone will leave you reverent. A finger of eggplant parmigiana shimmers with tomato dust. A mouthful of vitello tonnato, inspired by Piedmont, is over quickly, but boy is it dynamite. The set menus effortlessly shift from snacks to hand-rolled pasta to proteins. Well-drilled waitstaff tell you that the bottoni, or "buttons", are dusted with roasted malt and made with aged parmesan. They won't tell you that the pasta pops on the tongue to reveal hot parmesan broth - that's a surprise. This kind of creativity, executed with utmost precision from start to finish, begs for another carafe from the all-Italian wine list. And for return visits.

Phone:
(02) 9969 4088

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Alessandro Pavoni & Victor Moya

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.